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Who Won The Week? Girls All-State Results Merge Todd Grasley Oct 13, 2015

Holy Trinity senior Shelby Smith who was 7th at FLR16 posted the fastest time of the weekend by winning the West Orange Invitational in a time of 18:25.90. We merged all the results from across the state to find out the 500 fastest times. Where do you rank?

Who Won The Week? Boys All-State Results Merge Todd Grasley Oct 13, 2015

Brandon Marquez (seen here earlier in the season) proved he’s still training hard. The class of 2016 standout, running unattached and in the open race, ran a scorching 15:15.20 at the Disney Cross County Classic. That time is the fastest ever in meet history by a high school athlete. We merged all the results from across the state to find out the 500 fastest times. Where do you rank?

Crazy For County/Conference Championships: Hillsborough, Collier, Lee, St. Lucie Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Oct 12, 2015

As a MileSplit Insider you have the capability to run a virtual meet/scenario of every meet. With conference and county championships across the state this week we wanted to utilize this feature to give you insight on how we think each event will play out. Combine that with our meet preview and you're ready to go! Let's take a look at the Tuesday meets which include the Hillsborough County Conference, Lee County Athletic Conference Collier County Athletic Conference, and St. Lucie County Championships.

Lyden's Life Lessons - Dwell Vs. Dream Adair Lyden Oct 12, 2015

I like to compare my running journey to a long run on the 10-mile clay trail at Clermont in Central Florida. Just like a long run, my journey has its ups, downs, unexpected turns, dark moments, the moment when the sun shines, and a finish line -- one I cannot see. Right now I would say I am at "mile 7" in my high school running journey.

Disney Cross Country Classic Saturday Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Oct 9, 2015

Over 250 teams and 5,000 athletes will be on hand this weekend at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports for the 2015 Disney Cross Country Classic. We'll be on-site as well providing you with all the race video from Saturday as well as a recap and results of all the action! Check out the virtual meets for the two large school races this weekend!

Junior Orange Bowl Invitational Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Oct 9, 2015

Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site at the 2015 Junior Orange Bowl Invitational in Miami and captured over 1,300 photos of all the action including this photo of Key West freshman Nicole Matysik who shattered the meet record of 19:05.46 set in 2013 by Ferguson alum Katrina Santiago by running a new personal best mark of 18:27.06.

Top Number Five Girls Patterson, Yared, Jenkins On State's Top Teams Todd Grasley Oct 8, 2015

We take a look at the top number five girls on cross country teams across the state. The first three on the list Avery Patterson of Bolles, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Mahdere Yared of Pine Crest are separated by just ONE second on their personal best times this year, and all three are on the three best teams in the state regardless of class. Take a look at the complete list of number five runners and see where you rank!

Trinity Prep's Patrick Salas Top Number Five In State: Where Do You Rank? Todd Grasley Oct 8, 2015

Depth is incredibly important in cross country so we wanted to take a look at who the top number five runners were in the state. Trinity Prep proved in recent weeks they are one of the best teams not just in Florida, but deserved to be nationally ranked in large part to their 1-5 split of just 24 seconds. Patrick Salas, the team’s fifth runner has an impressive season best of 16:08.60, the best of any number five by over 35 seconds, and 15th best nationally! Check out the complete list and see where you rank?

Contest: What Is Cross Country? Johanna Gretschel Oct 8, 2015

Greg Hall's "Cross Country Is..." poem is one of our favorite running-related odes of all-time. Submit your own running-inspired poem or personal essay and we'll publish our favorites at the end of the season!